Bella Thorne and Zendaya Were ‘Forced to Compete’ During Disney Days
Bella Thorne and Zendaya's friendship is one of our favorites of all time, but it looks like things started off a little rocky between the two. According to Bella, the actresses were once pressured to compete when they were on the same Disney show, Shake It Up, which caused a strain in their friendship.
Bella opened up to J-14 about the situation, saying that the two felt pressure to compete against on another. She said, "Zendaya and I were put in a very unfortunate position where we were kind of forced to compete against each other [during Shake It Up], which made the whole first season of the show just very awkward for us." Bella continued, "We wanted to love each other, but yet we were constantly being put against each other. It was, 'Who's better at this?' and 'Who's better at that?'"
Thankfully, they were able to move past that thought process and soon became fast friends. Bella said, "And then second season we kind of just had this tell-all talk where we started crying and really just put everything out there on the table, and that's when we became best friends."
Once the pair had a talk with each other and were able to get everything out in the open they became inseparable. Phew! The two remain close, even though they no longer star on the same show together. Bella said, "We text each other all the time, and we're always sending photos back and forth."
Zendaya even made a guest-appearance on Bella's current show, K.C. Undercover, which Bella was thrilled about. She said, "Being on set with her again was awesome, just to have my Z back, and to see how much she's changed and how some of the things that I used to say, now she's saying... It's so weird, but yet I love it!"
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